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B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B
  2. Diversity
    B+
  3. Teachers
    B
  4. College Prep
    B
  5. Clubs & Activities
    B
  6. Health & Safety
    C+
  7. Administration
    C
  8. Sports
    A-
  9. Food
    B-
  10. Resources & Facilities
    C+
Jefferson City High School is an above average, public school located in Jefferson City, MO. It has 2,469 students in grades 9-12 with a student-teacher ratio of 15 to 1. According to state test scores, 87% of students are at least proficient in math and 72% in reading.
Address
609 Union
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Telephone
(573) 659-3050
Website
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Jefferson City High School Rankings

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Academics

Percent Proficient - Reading
72%
Percent Proficient - Math
87%
Average Graduation Rate
85%
Average SAT
1180
23 responses
Average ACT
26
275 responses
AP Enrollment
17%
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Living in the Area
B+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Cost of Living
    A-
  2. Good for Families
    B
  3. Housing
    B+
Median Household Income
$48,132
National
$55,322
Median Rent
$614
National
$949
Median Home Value
$140,200
National
$184,700

Culture & Safety

Health & Safety
C+
Based on chronic student absenteeism, suspensions/expulsions, and survey responses on the school environment from students and parents.
Poll
62%
of students agree that they feel safe at their school.26 responses
Poll
65%
of students agree that they like their school and feel happy there.26 responses
Poll
What are your favorite school events or traditions?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Sporting events
    34%
  • Homecoming, lots of school pride.
    18%
  • Orchestra Concerts
    14%
  • Capitol Caroling
    11%
  • Homecoming
    7%
  • Marching band competition
    5%
  • FFA
    2%

Students

Diversity
B+
Based on racial and economic diversity and survey responses on school culture and diversity from students and parents.
Students
2,469
Free or Reduced Lunch
46%
76%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are competitive.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are creative and artsy.29 responses
72%
of students and parents agree that students at this school are athletic.29 responses

Teachers

Student-Teacher Ratio
15:1
National
17:1
Average Teacher Salary
$50,960
Teachers in First/Second Year
19.8%
62%
of students and parents agree that the teachers give engaging lessons.37 responses
68%
of students and parents agree that the teachers genuinely care about the students.37 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that the teachers adequately lead and control the classroom.37 responses

Clubs & Activities

Clubs & Activities
B
Based on student and parent reviews of clubs and activities.
Girls Athletic Participation
Very Low
Boys Athletic Participation
Low
Expenses Per Student
$10,003/ year
National
$12,239
81%
of students and parents agree that there are plenty of clubs and organizations for students to get involved in.43 responses
42%
of students and parents agree that clubs and organizations get the funding they need.43 responses
65%
of students and parents agree that lots of students participate in clubs and organizations.43 responses
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Teachers here are very concerned with your education. Throughout my years, I was able to learn fairly quickly and understand all my concepts very well. There aren't many downsides to our school. The only one is that our food is not the best and during our school year we had to deal with construction. Other than that Jefferson City High School is a pretty good school!
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In the 2 years that I've been enrolled in Jefferson City High School, I have seen many opportunities for students like myself and incoming students. This school offers many resources, programs, guidance for students who are in need (financially), disabled, in the minority, LBGTQ, pregnant, academically poor, and many more! Teachers and staff show that they really care about our future. Although some sports may lack achievements, they really work hard in what they do. I really like this school and I would definitely recommend this school for elementary school and middle school students.
During my high school experience, Jefferson City High School has been under construction for the majority of the time. It has been a distraction for many of the students, but it has also been something the student body can bond over. Our town has recently added a new high school, which has caused our school to gain a new class. Freshman are a new grade at JCHS and it has been an adjustment for everyone. Despite these challenges, my school is like one big family.